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Friday Fiction-21 Dec 2018- OPTIMIST

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To read a moving tale from Rochelle Wisoff, please click here:

21 December 2018

Copyright – Adam Ickes

Sunny, who’s both feet had been amputated,  when he was four had long back accepted his disability and tried to be always happy lest grandma becomes sad, suddenly requested his grandma’ I want shoes! ‘
Grandma, who was taking him for a ride on his wheelchair, looked sadly at him.
‘ Don’t look so sad dear, I want them for my best friend, he cannot buy shoes and cannot play without them,’ said he.
Grandma lovingly showered blessings on him.
He laughed ‘ One day, with your blessings I am going to climb Mount Everest.

You want to bet?

(https://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/friday-fictioneers-13-december-2013-optimist)

Friday Fiction- Parents

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Friday Fiction Challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff

14 December 2018

Parents

What we couldn’t afford in childhood, so we wanted to give every opportunity to our children to pursue their hobby. 

They said music, we ran for the musical instruments.

They showed interest in DIY, we hurried for the toolkit.

They said computer we bought it.

They said world trotting; we were ready with the globe and maps.

Our son joined navy at 18 and daughter got married as soon as she finished studies.

We were left with all the items to look after.

Don’t have the heart to sell them.

Just have a good laugh when we are all together.

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017

You’re on your way to work and a new, strange-looking shop has opened overnight.  You are drawn to it and go in but what – or who – is inside?  Tell us in less than 100 words.

 

A blood red painted shop with a signboard in white ‘KILLING IS FUN, JOIN IN’ was strange enough for me to enter the shop. It was full of various kinds of Mannequins.

The receptionist, with a counter full of knives, invited,’  choose any knife, put the face of the one you want to kill on any mannequin and stab as much you like, you’ll feel light-hearted.’

My obvious choice was my rude boss.

I stabbed to my heart’s content.

Delight, I turned and noticed my boss entering the shop.

His face was still intact on the mannequin.

(98 words)

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 Day 17- Memory

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 Day 17- Write a 50-word story on the theme of memory.

A middle-aged with his wife was at the door, ‘remember?’

I didn’t want to embarrass him, ‘ O yap!

He understood, ‘ you don’t silly! admit it. I am’ X’, your college mate.’

Now I remembered. How much can one change in 25 years?

“See! It wasn’t my fault’, my memory chided.

( Sorry it’s 52 words.)

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017-Day 18- Shopping List

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A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017-Day 18– The prompt is “shopping list”.  The format and length are your choice.

shopping list, oh shopping list

where do you hide when I need you most

enormous products in the market

confuse me and without you, I’m lost

you know well I am dependent on you

so please don’t play hide and seek with me

or I’ll load my home with the things 

I don’t need

and not with the things I needed most

 

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017- Day13

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The prompt is “another planet”. Format and length is your choice.

They are from the another planet, aliens, I’m sure.
They do not have different looks. No bulging big eyes or antennas on their head. They are perfectly normal looking people like you and me.
But their behavior is so strange.
They don’t harmonize with others, have no compassion or compatibility.
They are self-appointed protagonists imposing their views, ideas, and beliefs on others. Follow them or get killed.
Always ready to invade others territories, vandalizing and committing heinous crimes.
They are very rude, criticizing, showing off their superiority, belittling others.
They are not caring at all about the other creatures also.
Who can do this to their own planet?
They have to be aliens.

Five Sentence Fiction – Engulf

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Five Sentence Fiction – Engulf

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PURPOSE

I was so immersed in my thoughts of loneliness, of suffering, of suicidal thoughts, oblivious to the sea waves trying to engulf me  that I didn’t notice the 14 years boy  coming and sitting by me until he said,

‘ The world is so cruel to people like us neither male nor female, we are also creation of God but no education, no employment, no one likes to give us even household jobs, either we have to dance at weddings or on childbirth or beg and without money you can’t survive so I have come here to  drown myself in the sea like you.’

I looked at his misery-ridden face and suddenly an idea crossed my mind.

‘Why not come with me, I’ll adopt you, give you education and we will take care of each other.

‘Let’s go there is so much legal work to do.’

Holding hands we retreated, life has given us a purpose to survive.

 

 

 

Five Sentence Fiction – Abandon

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Five Sentence Fiction – Abandon

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She watched her body lying on the floor like an abandoned house, her organs, heart, kidney, liver, all flying out one by one. Last to leave was her soul, looking despairingly at her.

‘Why are you all leaving me like this?’ She whined.

‘You have never respected and cared for this body, you took it for granted, and you forgot that it is an abode of God, you abused and misused it, you became a slave to your mind, you never listened to your conscience, your overindulgence in food and laziness had made us live inside it impossible.’

She woke up with a start; perspiring profusely; thank God; it was a dream, effect of all that junk food she ate last night, perhaps.

 

Daily Prompt- The Mirror Crack’d

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Daily Prompt- The Mirror Crack’d

You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?

(Thanks for suggesting this thought-provoking prompt, Chocolate Eyes!)

Mirror is my best friend.

It has taught me many things.

The first time I saw my face in the mirror, I did not believe it was me.

Didn’t mother say that I was pretty?

But mirror did not show a pretty face.

Was mother lying? I asked her.

She said I was most pretty for her.

Oh! That! Every mother thinks that her child is prettiest of all.

Then I started trying to make myself beautiful with different hairstyles, make up and look at the mirror hoping now it will accept me as pretty.

Mirror never lies but it taught that first I have to accept myself then it will accept me.

Slowly it became my friend.

It reflected an honest, loving caring face which may not be beautiful but acceptable to all my near and dear ones.

It taught me that the best quality a face possesses when one can look in the mirror without feeling any guilt and without  envy, anger and hatred toward others.

My daily routine ,after waking up in the morning,is thanking God then go to mirror to notice how dishevelled I’m looking and to tidy up myself. It’s not important though but  has become a habit which is very difficult to get rid off.

If I wake up one morning to find the world without mirror, after cribbing for sometime I will definitely find some replacement.

But I will miss my best friend very much.

http://joatmon14.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/no-mirrors-this-could-be-bad/

I never thought we would miss so much without mirrors until I read joatmons post.

Funny Picture Of Cat Looking In Mirror Mobile Wallpaper

Daily Prompt- Full Disclosure

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Daily Prompt- Full Disclosure– A mad scientist friend offers you a chip that would allow you to know what the people you’re talking to are thinking. The catch: you can’t turn it off. Do you accept the chip?

 

When my mad scientist friend came to me with the offer, I thought it would be interesting to what other people, you are talking to, especially a cat, dog or other animals are thinking but only sometimes. Otherwise, it will interrupt my talking as I’ll be busy hearing what they are thinking.

Had I been a detective, it would have helped me know to read the criminal’s mind and solve the mystery. 

My mind itself is chattering all the time and to burden, hearing others thoughts will be too much, I will become insane.

Moreover, it will be like trespassing. I do not like others to know what I’m thinking when they are talking.

Usually, people don’t listen to each other. Their mind is preoccupied with their thoughts. They just wait for the chance when another person will stop talking and they will start, some people don’t even wait for that. They have a habit of interrupting. 

So just for fun and only for some time, I would have accepted it but the catch, that I can’t turn it off decided it. 

No thanks dear friend, I am better off without it.

 

 

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